La Mer 3.2km Long Distance Swim

3.2km (3200m)
Start Time: 7.35am


The Race

La Mer in the heart of Jumeirah is your destination for this season’s 3.2km long distance open water swims. As part of the La Mer Swim Festival this unique long distance swim in the calm, clean, flat waters of North Beach has a real community feel with plenty of lifeguards out on the water, music on land to keep you moving and other swim races on the go! The swim course is flanked by a pristine beach and 5 star open aired café and shops for some post-race recovery indulgences. Make it a family and friends affair and enjoy a day out in the water and on the beach.

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Where to enter

Premier Online is Super Sports’ preferred registration partner.

Entry Fee & Refund Policy

Entry Fee

  • 3.2km Distance Entry Fee (14yrs & over): AED175
  • Discounts are offered for families of 3 or more consisting of parents and children – aged 18 years and under. Email for the family discount code.
  • There is NO on the day registration.

Please note:

Swimmers may swim in as many races as they wish on the day for the same entry fee – except if doing the 3.2km as you can only do this one race.

Credit/Refund Policy

  • Any participants canceling their participation after the closing date or if the race sells out or who is a “no-show” on the day of the race will not receive a refund.
  • In the unfortunate event of the race having to have to be postponed/cancelled due to government authorities requests/weather/venue issues, the credit/refund policy of online entries through online entry providers will apply or you can have your entry carried over to any other Super Sports organized race.

    Entry Fee Includes

    • Electronic Timing
    • Swim Cap
    • Finishers Medal
    • Downloadable Certificate
    • Fruits and Refreshments
    Timing Chip Collection
    • Your Timing Chip collection is on the morning of the race at Race Check-In which opens at 6.30am.
    • Be checked in at least 30 minutes before the start of your respective race.
    Race Day Program
    • Be checked in at least 30 minutes before the start of your respective race.
    • Once entered, you can swim in as many races as you choose to on the day except for 3.2km distance.

    06h30: Race Check-In Opens
    07h15: Race Check-In closes
    07h35: 3.2km start

    Prize Giving
    10h00: Prize Giving


    Race Distances & Age Groups

    Age Groups are calculated as per your age on race day.
    Male and Female categories for all age groups.

    3.2km  | 14 – 18 years | 19 – 29 years | 30 – 39 years | 40 – 49 years | 50 years+

    Race Rules
    • All participants must be medically fit and compete at their own risk.
    • All events will take place irrespective of the weather conditions,unless organizers deem conditions to be unsafe.
    • No wetsuits or swimming aids will be allowed in any events unless otherwise informed
    • Swimmers will be disqualified for any of the following reasons:
      • Failing to obey organizers / officials / lifeguard instructions
      • Receiving external assistance during the course of the race
      • Unofficial substituting during relay events
      • Swimming the wrong course / laps
      • Any action that brings the event into disrepute
    • If your course involves 1 or more laps, you will need to passthrough the “GATE” in order to finish a lap and also for your last lap when exiting the water.
    • Swimmers may use any stroke to propel themselves through the water, and may tread water or float.
    • A participant may stand on the bottom or rest by holding an inanimate object such as a buoy, boat, rope or floating object.
    • A swimmer experiencing difficulty and in need of assistance must raise an arm overhead, pump it up and down, and call or seek assistance.
    • Swimmers, who have received assistance, whether voluntary or involuntary, must retire and withdraw from the remainder of the race, unless such assistance did not aid the swimmer in making forward progress.
    • No swimmer shall return to the race if the official rendering assistance requests that the participant withdraws from the race or receive medical assistance.
    Start Procedures
    • Please wait in the open beach area till your distance is called to the Start Area.
    • The Start Area will be a social distanced grid of rows with 3 cones per row spaced 1m apart.
    • Swimmers to self-seed themselves with the first 5 rows only for recognized faster swimmers. 
    • Once the start siren goes, all rows will slowly walk toward the start line, and only when you cross the start line will you be allowed to start running toward the water.
    • Once you cross over the start mats your race and time will start.
    • Chip times will be used for this race so that means your time will only start being recorded once you cross the timing mats, so it does not matter how far back you start.
    End Of Race Procedures
    • When crossing the finish line, please keep moving through the finish chute.
    • Return your timing chip and you will be presented with your Finishers Medal.
    Swim Cap / Body Markings


    All swimmers to wear the swim caps supplied by sponsor on the morning at Race Check In for identification and safety purposes when in the water.


    Your respective race number will be marked on your LEFT upper arm and must correspond with your timing chip number.

    Timing Chip
    • This will be handed out to you on the morning of the race at Race Check In and needs to be handed back once finished racing so that you can receive your finishers medal.
    • Chips to be worn on your LEFT ankle with the chip number facing outward.
    • Make sure the chip is fastened tightly so that it does not move or change position during the race.
    • TIP: If the velcro strap is not long / tight enough, use a safety pin to adjust the length to keep the strap / chip in place and tight on your leg.
    Athlete Refreshments

    There will be a self-service water and fruit station close to the exit of the finish area sponsored by Emirates Water and Sharbatly Fruit respectively.

    General Information

    FINISHERS MEDALS will be presented to you once you return your timing chip after you complete the full swim course.

    WATER STATIONS can be found at the finish area along with fruits sponsored by Sharbatly Fruit.

    REFRESHMENTS FOR ALL These will be on sale on the morning at respective restaurants in the area.

    TOILETS can be found in and around the area.

    AMBULANCE Rescue boats, lifeguards, paramedics and an ambulance will all be present on the day for safety and support services. In the event of you needing assistance, please wave your hands in the air and rescue and medical staff will be there to assist you.


    Race Results
    • Full results will be on the Super Sports website as soon as possible at – top right-hand corner – Race Results.
    • You will find overall placings, age category results, and a downloadable certificate.
    Prize Giving

    10h00: Prize Giving

    • Trophies and vouchers will be awarded to the top 3 male and females for the respective distances.
    • Medals will be awarded to the top 3 male and females for the respective distance age groups.
    • Overall winners will not be included in age group prizes so we can spread the prizes out amongst more people.
    • When you see the cameramen, remember to give them a smile or a thumbs up, especially when you cross the finish line.
    • Photos can be found on your results page by clicking on the CAMERA icon and then doing a selfie search.
    • Photos will be available 24 hours after the race has finished.
    Event Photo Albums
    Event Videos

    SEASON 2020-21

      Swim Course

      Directions to La Mer

      La Mer North Beach, Dubai, UAE


      Refer to race maps for parking.
      there’s plenty of parking in La Mer area.


      Race Numbers will be available 36 hours before Race Day so please check back then!